Professional Support for Rural Physicians Offering Obstetrical Care

submitted by Doctors of BC

Rural physicians often provide a variety of practice, including obstetrical care, to their patients who may experience challenges unique to their rural and remote communities such as geography and weather.

To enhance the delivery of rural health care, rural physicians are encouraged to participate in the GPSC’s Maternity Care for BC (MC4BC) program.

MC4BC offers continued professional support and training to physicians who want to advance their obstetrical skills.

As a participant in the program, physicians will gain hands-on experience, mentorship, and financial support. Each participant is eligible for taxable funding of up to $48,056 for training stipends, travel allowance, CMPA insurance cost differential, and more.

To help support physicians to continue providing timely and quality care, the program also offers flexibility with location, timelines, and schedules.

Of the program participants so far, nearly 100% of those polled agreed that MC4BC is an important support to family physicians by enhancing the care they provide to patients, and that MC4BC increased their confidence to perform obstetrical deliveries.

To apply to the program, or for further details, email the Program Administrator.

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